Today I am bringing you my September favorites. I am a little behind in things. Our little Darcy sprained her knee and has been extremely needy. We took her to the vet this week and we have to keep her calmed down as much as possible for the next month to hopefully avoid surgery. Thankfully with pain medication and melatonin we are keeping her calm, but she is a hyper happy pup and it is a full time job slowing her down. When she is down she wants to be held or in my lap, so getting things done is hard. I would rather make sure she is okay than anything else though.
**Update, that was two weeks ago. I didn’t want to rewrite that section. We spent some time with my family and my Dad took me to my first OU football game, so we have had a lot going on. Also, there are some big changes coming up soon that we are preparing for. Darcy is doing a bit better, but we are still keeping her somewhat contained.
So on with the September favorites.
Sean and I had a date day the day after my birthday. I know we are really late to the party, but we don’t have a movie theater right around the corner either. We went to see Christopher Robin because I saw it was still in theaters. Needless to say I loved it The movie did start out slow, showing the story line. We saw Goodbye, Christopher Robin earlier this year, and the story lines of Christopher Robin’s actual life aren’t completely the same in both movies, so things got a little confusing which made the first half a little long.
However, Disney did a great job with Christopher Robin. Pooh and friends are very realistic and we laughed so hard at Tigger and Eeyore. I don’t want to give too much away in case you haven’t seen it, but I do believe this is a great movie for families.
Crock-Pot Express 6-Quart Crock Multi-Cooker
You know you are an adult when you get a Crock-Pot for your birthday. My old one had an accident and the lid broke into a million pieces. It was 15 years old, so I decided to start looking for a new one.
So this Crock-Pot does it all, from slow cooking, pressure cooking to steaming and desserts. We don’t have a dishwasher, so the fact that I can brown meat first and cook it all in one pot saves a step with cleaning. So far I have made a beef stew, cabbage casserole, marinara sauce and chicken. I’m so happy I chose this cooker instead of a regular Crock-Pot.
I used the pressure cooking option to make the chicken. It was boneless skinless chicken breasts and they came out juicy and tender. I used the chicken to make one of our new favorite meals. BBQ Chicken Tostadas. You need jsut 5 ingredients and they are really easy. I put tostadas on a baking sheet, added warmed shredded chicken, topped with barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese. I baked them until the cheese was good and melted at 400 degrees and topped with scallions. Delicious!
Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying
I got this mud mask a few months ago in my Sephora Play Box and really liked it. The last time I was in Sephora, I decided to buy the full size. It is $20 but I have found a little bit goes a long way, and I typically will just use it in problem areas like my T-Zone. It cleans my skin really well without irritating or drying it out. This mask has removed junk from my pores that I didn’t even know was there.
For the Dogs
Nylabone Ring Bones
Our dogs are chewers. I believe most Bostons are. We have found the soft and hard ring Nylabones for our dogs work best for chewing, One thing I will never understand is why I buy two of them, but they both want to chew on the same one at the same time. Bostons definitely do not like to share!
Anyway, I know there is a lot of controversy about giving dogs Nylabones. In my experience, you need to just do what’s best for your dog. What may work for one, may not work for the other. I have read part of the problem is debris getting stuck in the bone and the dog eating it. We haven’t really had that problem. Most of the time the dogs are around us when they are chewing on the bones or playing with toys so we can see what is going on. If need be, Nylabones can be cleaned. Just keep an eye out for anything abnormal. And like I said, do what is best for your dog, and if you ever feel you are doing something wrong, or not sure about a product, talk to your vet about it. We really trust our vet, and that is important too,
Thanks for taking a look at my September favorites. We have had a lot going on around here, and I’ve already got a few things I’m enjoying for October, so stay tuned for this months favorites.